Archives for the month of: February, 2012

Congratulations to all our students (and their supervisors) who have had successful vivas since October 2011. [Note: this list includes minor corrections still being completed]

Colin Christie (PhD)
Thomas Armstrong (EdD)
Sylvia Lahav (PhD)
Arundhati Mukherjee (PhD)
Samuel Haihuie (PhD)
Anastasia Gouseti (PhD)
Qiong Xu (PhD)
Peeter Mehisto (PhD)
Rosemary Fitchett (EdD)
Julie Ann MacLaren (EdD)
Bo-Chih Yang (PhD)
Angela Hall (PhD)
Guo Rong Xu (PhD)
Mami Umayahara (EdD)


The University of Birmingham, The European Education Research Association and Routledge/Taylor & Francis are pleased to announce the 2012 doctoral research student Summer School. This year’s Summer School will invite 70 European research students to a five day Summer School on Writing for Dissemination to be held 25-29 June 2012 at the University of Birmingham.

Applicants should be doctoral students in an area of education research and should be intending to submit their thesis for examination in 2012. There is no tuition fee, but successful applicants must cover their own travel costs and pay a registration fee to cover accommodation.

The application deadline is 15 March 2012, and further information, including the application procedure, is available from the following link:

Moving from MPhil to PhD: surviving the upgrade examination

The upgrade process is something that every PhD student will face – after 12 months for full-time students and 18 months for part-time students. In this session, a selection of upgrade examiners, and some recently successful students will give advice and tips on what to expect from your upgrade, and how to be prepared.

Brief presentation: formal expectations of the upgrade (Neil Selwyn)

Q & A session with a panel of two recently upgraded students (Kathleen Robinson, Natasha Gouseti) and two upgrade examiners (Dr. John Potter, Dr Claudia Lapping)


Thursday 16th Feb

Lunchtime (1230 to 1330)

Room 736  (Main IOE Building, Bedford Way)